Biggest movers: Wood surges after BMW PGA win


Each week, takes a look at the players who made moves up - and down - the various ranking systems in the world of golf.

Here's a look at this week's Biggest Movers, as Chris Wood enjoys the spoils of a flagship victory:

  • Wood's victory at the BMW PGA Championship propelled him to a career-best No. 22 in the world rankings, 32 spots higher than his position a week ago.
  • Wood's win moves him to third in the European Ryder Cup points list, putting him in line to make his Ryder Cup debut this fall at Hazeltine.
  • Wood also moves past both Russell Knox and Paul Casey, putting him next in line for a Great Britain Olympic spot - which he could earn outright by cracking the top 15.
  • After a runner-up finish at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, Harris English jumped 28 spots to No. 49 in the world, his first foray into the OWGR top 50 since August 2014.
  • With a T-3 finish at Colonial, Ryan Palmer moved up 12 spots to No. 63 in the rankings. The top 60 on June 13 will earn U.S. Open exemptions.
  • Ariya Jutanugarn's third straight LPGA win helped her crack the top 10 in the Rolex Rankings, moving from No. 13 to No. 10.
  • With a T-3 finish in Michigan, Brooke Henderson moved up two spots to No. 4 in the world - now trailing only Lydia Ko, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.
  • K.T. Kim's third win in his last six worldwide starts has him up five spots to No. 37 in the world and firmly in line to represent South Korea in the Olympics.
  • After a T-73 finish at the Mizuno Open, Chinese Taipei's Lin Wen-Tang dropped seven spots to No. 337 in the world, putting him on the Olympic bubble.
  • A T-15 finish at Colonial was enough for Patrick Reed to overtake Brooks Koepka for the eighth and final automatic qualifying spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup points list, though the two are now separated by less than $23,000 in earnings.